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Accreditation News

Updated Adoption Service Standards

12/01/2018

Release of Updated Adoption Service Standards Expands Focus to Home Study Providers more > >

Family First Prevention Services Act

08/10/2018

New legislation mandates that all Residential Treatment Providers become accredited to become Qualified Residential Treatment Programs by October 1,... more > >

New Self-Paced Training to Introduce You and Your Team to COA Accreditation

02/07/2017

Unsure about accreditation with COA? This is a great place to start. OR, are you in the process of COA accreditation and need to develop buy-in and... more > >

Call to Action - Callers in Crisis Need Local Support

01/03/2017

Does Your Agency Operate a Crisis Call Center? If So, Lifeline Needs You! more > >

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Standards News

Important Update to the Generic Service Summary Supplement (GSS)

06/11/2018

Private/Canadian organizations will be able to opt-in or opt-out of the GSS supplement for each applicable program as of June 11, 2018 more > >

Updated Standards for Family Foster Care and Kinship Care Services

05/10/2018

COA celebrates National Foster Care Month and releases updated Family Foster Care and Kinship Care (FKC) Standards more > >

Updated Behavior Support and Management Standards

05/09/2018

The BSM standards were developed through months of research, from feedback we’ve received on the standards throughout the years, a panel of experts,... more > >

Release of Updated Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs

02/01/2018

Every year millions of children and youth attend out-of-school time programs, and millions more might attend if more programs were available.  In an...

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Field Comment: Behavior Support and Management Standards

01/16/2018

Participate in this important update! Review the drafts of our updated standards for Behavior support and management services by February 16! more > >

Updated Standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards

11/20/2017

Our standards for Family Preservation and Stabilization Services Standards (FPS) have been updated. The updates reflect best practices in the field...

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Updated Standards Supporting Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act Released

11/01/2017

For Private Organizations and Public Agencies more > >

Updated Disaster Recovery Standards

10/17/2017

Our Disaster Recovery Case Management standards were updated to provide further guidance to organizations responding to incidents of mass violence... more > >

Updated Standards for Homelessness Services Now Available

07/17/2017

Best practices in addressing homelessness are now incorporated in COA’s standards for homelessness services more > >

New Standards to Support Youth and Promote Resiliency

06/08/2017

COA's new Youth Psychosocial Services standards facilitate childhood development and resiliency using a holistic approach that improves family... more > >

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Articles and Letters

Our Partnership with Cristo Rey New York High School

03/08/2017

Although just 16 and 17 years old, once a week high school sophomore, Alan Peralta and senior, Tashawna Harris commute to the heart of New York City’s...

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Press Releases

2018 Innovative Practice Winner Announced

11/08/2018

Congratulations to Foster Care Coalition of Greater St. Louis, Inc. dba Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition as winner of the 2018 Innovative Practices... more > >

Winners of the 2017 Innovative Practices Award Winners Announced!

12/07/2017

And the Award Goes to.. more > >

TRICARE Recognizes COA as an Approved Accreditor

06/15/2017

TRICARE Manual follows publication of TRICARE Rule that expands coverage more > >

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WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Family Services of the North Shore

Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator

Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.
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